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Thirty' Marriage ; Proposals.
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iNor thus w6 live to-morrow ana to-any,
Yea; ai to-ikiormw wo may Yievvr hoc.
V e are too hasty ; are not reconcile! , , ,
To let kind nature 'do her work 'alone' ; '
We plant our'soed, and likea'Coo)ish child,
We dig it up to see if It has grown. ' ' . .
The grSotl iliaf U to foe we" covet how. ','.,'
We cannot wart for the appointed hour';-.
Before lhe fruit is ripe we Hhake the boajrh,
And'Heize tho foud that folds, away, the
flower, ' " ' ,
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.When midnight darkness reigns' wo do not
see' j t . . . ' -
That the sad night is mother of the morn ;
We cannot think oilrowrt sharp agony
May b&the hirfli-pang of a joy unborn.
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Into the duat wfi see our idol naxt, .
Arid cry that death ha triumphed, life is
void, f
We do-not truMt the promise ttat the last
Of alt our enemies sliali be tktroyed !
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AVith rest almoKt ii iht the spirit faints.
Ami heart and UU grow weary at the last ;'
Our feet-would, walk the city of the saints.
Kven. Iiefore tho silent gate is tossed.
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Toach us to wait until Thou slialt appear '
To know tluit all thy ways and times are
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T1ku sCMt thuX we do belreve.and fear."
Ivird make ws also to believe, and trust.' f
Mi$c6llaneous Items.
A inere' matter of form (fitting a
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What nation produces the mostinar
riages ? Fascination. i
Wfuit grows bigger the more you
contract it? -Debt. . i i :f a
' Wliatnian'carries evervthinir before
him Tr-fhe waiter. . -
"Aian wlijo would " maliciously set
fire to a' barn," said good old . Klder
-Porso, ind burn. up .a stable full of
horscaand cows, ought to be kicked ito
death bya jackass, and I'd like- to be
. the one tfo it." . i
A gentleman who had a.. Very deaf
servant wasadvised by a friend to dis
charge him:1 "No, no,1 replied the
gentleman, with irtucbrgootl feeling,
"that poor (Tea"tuVe'b6uld never lieur
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When, A intui dies, says iMahtunet, the
people ask, 1 What property has he
left behind him ?" ' But the angels, as
they bend over ,liis, graVe inquire,
What gootl deeds hast thou sent be
fore thee ?" . . i . j
Oneof the anibassailorsfroiii Morocco
to Kngland, having never setn snow
till h'ejcanie 'thefe, and observing that
the boys gathered it up in their hands,
said, 4 It is no wonder the English are
so ftiryiitu iloy v'aslithMiMtIvt4H
white rain." r t
A jKK)r Irishman offered : ail old
saucepan foT sale. His children gath
ered round him, and inqulrrd'vfiy he
partetl ,ithit? VOch, me. jioiVeys,"
answer 1 he,. '1; wouldnt bo after
IxirtingiWid it, but for- a little money
to bu Homething to put in it."
At a Sunday school, in ltiion, a
teticher asked a little boy if he knew
what tlio expression "sowing tares."
meant. "Oourth I "does," said he,
pulling the seat of his little- trowsers
round in front, "there's a tear iny ma
sewcnl; X'trared it slfding doto hill."
' Petersburg ihtler has this singular
item: "Wm.'Machen, for many years
past the Devil in our ofiBce, having
served .lus apprenticeship faithfully,
- and conformed with ..the rules of the
office by treating all of his fellow crafts
men, Is this day declared a gentleman.
Ajxxiremaciateil Irishnian, having
cal let! in '.'si physician in a forlorn hoie,
the latter spread a large mustard plas
ter, and put it on the poor fellow's lean
chest, i Pat, when he with tearful eyes
looked down m it, -said : "Doctftr, it
strikes me it's a dale of mustard for so
little mate." I
Little six-year old. Georgie having
leen instructed by his aunt Katie to
pray for his papa, xind leing one even
ing interrupted -in his devotions, and
being told by; her that he must now
pray for his mamma, replied : "Aunt
. Katie, you just hold your horses, now.
Who's running this prayer, you, or
V You don't say that isl-his' wife?
Well, she is a stunner, and jio mistake.
I confess ".to an o verwhelming curiosity
oOncerning that" marriage!; Why, in
the State he was considered an invet
erate batchelor: Somehow: he never
cared to go round with the girls as the
rest of us did ; but always took his mo
ther everv where and waited unon her
asthougnshe had been the queen of
Kngland. All the girls liked him, and
if he.ever ventured where; they were.
they would flutter round him, but it
was plain that he never.'-gave them a
second thought. - : "
' His mother used to say 'If my son
ever marries, 'twill be a very superior
womanj quite different from the girls
one) ordinarily meets.1 ; 1 i
"When we heardat home that he Was
married, the girls said; a little spiteful
ly, l reckon 'mere must be one won
derful woman in California,? and they
hoped she would be 'superior' enough
! to teach the old batchelor a lesson or
two. How is it? Is she likely to?'
", Well there's more to her than yon'd
think at first sight. She must be real
goodJierself. or she hever . would have
appreciated our friend. . lie is solid and
suDstantial, but not very showy. I've
known him intimately for years, and I
never knew him to say or do a mean
thing. He deserves his good luck, and
I will own it; thbugh to be; honest, I
wanted that woman Sot my ! wife, and
have not reached a point yet where l
can take much pleasure in thinking of
uiej weuuing. uorae over nere uuuer
the trees, and I'll tell you how it came
about : but you'd better not let on you
know lt,for " 'tis a sort of understood
thing that we are td f keep 'it on the
square, and it's rather a tender subject
with us boys. . i
- "It waa the, summer of 'CO,1 we lived
over the canon J, was telling you about
there were thirty of us in the gang, and
we had four cabins, with storehouse,
whieh were public property. ; We work
ed hard through the week, and on Sun
days did our washing and brought our
housework up a little, l suppose we
shquld be called a hard set, but we were
not" any rougher than men . generally
Who get a living by, therhserves for ' a
year or two. ' '; 1 ;
M.Eight; of us camped together, and
each of us had as distinct art individ
ally as though wo : represented "differ
ent; nations. . Somehow or other we had
acquired a. subriquet1 which! was ac
knowledged clwiracterLstic, and
we were called by it , in camp , to" the
complete ignoring- of our real nanies.
, There was Hal Winterton, a South
erher, and a fierce secessionist ; we call
ed him 'South Carolina.' Dave Aus
tin a Connecticut man and a regular
sell, we called him , 'Nutmeg. 'Dan
diof stuck to Charlie Chaplin, fbr he
was a regular fop. Then there was Ned
Simpson, a regular 'Aunt Betty' you'd
know his name at the" first ! trlimnse
without my saying a word. Otis Allen
woiild faint if. he jammed his finger or
had a sight of blood. He was fOur Ba
by' Jack Cu minings was a wag, and
he j certainly deserved his : cognomen.
Jack the Wicked.' Jim Woodruff was
known all over the country by the ap-
iK'llation of 'Judge,' and your humble
"The Dale Jicrht of ourrgDutterinst
canaieaaaea to tie weiruness of the
scene, and when 'Jack the Wicked'
murmured, Td your knees, bojs, all at
once.' I guess we Were, all r more than
half inclined to obey. The. judge re
covered himself the quickest, and ad
vanced toward the door.
"J wish" to Bee my brother. - Will
Browning; I heard he Was here," said
the most musical voice I ever heard.
" 'He was here a few.- months ago,
iiur done that nisrht:''
? " By lightf We were all up and pacing
in front of tlie ! cabin. The teamster
had given notice of the charge he; had
left with , us, and all the other boys
were over there i to learn how thing
were. There wasn't a stroke of work
replied the iudsre. 'but we do not know done in the camn that dav. and not
where he is now. now did you come, much for a week.
we. should be .likely, to talk, over the pletely o vercome by . s feelings jl
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word was snokph concerning it.' But I est prayer Te1
reckon' tbWe 'm : fyinsirlerable think- ister haa I
heaven and t
he would hav
.am sure.
When it ws
and where are your, friends?'
'"I ' came through the valley and
shadow of death, I should think, for I
am nearlv dead with hunsrer. and for
friends. I have the gloomiest old team
ster you ever saw, though I thought it
was rare good luck when I found him,
and he engaged to take me up here to
Wil 1 . I paid him every cent of money
I had, and I haven't had a mouthful
for days but bad bacon. Is there any
hotel within a short distance? If not,
perhaps there is some good woman who
would let me stay with her until I can
get word to Will.' .
"I guess every man hugged to him
self the thought that she would be
obliged to stop withT us,even for a short.
time; ana the judge didn't look very
sorry,though he professed to feel dread
fully for her dilemma.
"Then the iudare called us together;
told us it wouldn't do ; we were getting
demoralized ; that Itfiss Browning was
unhannv because she felt she had inter
rupted our arrangements,' and we must
come right down to steady days Vwork
after that. . Well, we tried to, but we
never could get back to old times.
There was a good deal of rivalry among
us, ;and some cutting things were said.
The iudo-fi sfnt letters m all directions
for Will, but three weeks had passed summer sky after a rain
wifbmif. Mr.T-ri in iwrtv Wv had all "The brief service w:as
in ; turn offered to. accompany Miss
Browning to San Francisco, but she
said she knew no one there ; Will would
be sure to come before long, and would
be disappointed if she should leave;
besides, hadn't ishe'eight of the very
best brothers in the World ? She would
tav a while longer, and she would
er heard, u wie
ri ' suspended petween
other place, as we were,
vmade fewer words, M
over, he said : "I am
here to solemnize a marriage petwecu
Catherine F. Browning, (he must have
felt an inward chuckle over mewr
he was inflicting, for he paused, well,
maybe only a minute, dui
brtnrVnnd James A Woodruff.- If any
of you know any cause, or just : impedi-
mont t.hesp. two nersons should
hot be joined ih holy, matrimony you
are to declare Jit now, or else forever
hold your peacfe.', v . ' ' ' ". . L,
t, KoT nrnt stirred a step. Tho
minister took M3 hand and placed him
beside the bride.: He walked up then,
otyi t o-nes t.h4 look he eraLve her satis-
fled her, for . her, face cleared up like a
Eroneaireauy 'iFA i .
?ri Lynchburg jathrtedays,.
'lie said, andI am sure his full,rich help cook and mend for us, so as not to
must have seemed a tower of
voice must have seemed a
strength to her: 'Will is a dear friend
of ours,and if you will kindly allow as
the honor of protecting his sister until
he can be ; communicated with, we
should be under great - obligations to
you. We must look i very odd to you ;
but we claim to Ibe gentlemen, ' and I
assure you we can and will make you
comfortable.' j' j : : " : '
- ' 'She had a perplexed ' look on her
face when the judge told her there was
no woman living near;, hut she; was
mistress of the situation in a : moment,
and said very demurely, though with
a rather sly sparkle, ; 'Oh, I shall, be
quite comfortable, but I'm afraid I
shall Via troubling vnn ff'rrihlv
le, r not the least.' And then ' Dandy
said: 'Judge; if you were to introduce j
us to the lady, perhaps she would - feel
moire at ease with us' : ' :! ...
'The Judge must have been awfully
smtten at first sight,. :or hew)oui4ri.ot
be guilty, of introducing us Wtourcamp
titles- "As it wasj Jie said 'IisSjlpWn-
friend, Mr. South Carolina ' tie ad
vanced as he was 'called, and ih the
most chivalric manner bowed over the
lady's extended! hand. ; 'This is Mf.
Nutmeg, another friend of your brother.
"He bowed stifly, and everywhere
but at her. 'Aunt Betty, did you know
Will? I believe lyou didn't: but he
will be a friend all the .same to you
Miss isrowning.7
burden us too much. She had a few
new books she had bought for Will,
and she would . read - to us evenings.
We came up an hour earlier than usual,
and our table was always ready for us,
and it had many : an extra touch that
none but a woman would think of.
We Were a silent set of men during the
day," but each did, his best when we got
home. Stories' were told; songs were
sung; and with her reading we were
all entranced. She always called us by
the names which were hrst given her
and ever .8o . ;many times she
soon, oyer
that made the judge a happy benedict;
and us. perhaps; bachelors for me.-
"Jim looked up so earnest at us:
'Boys, I do noti deserve this happiness
as much as either of you; but-jt.has
fallen to me, aifd I will do my best to
make her happy. Will you not wish
us God speed? and he held out his
hand. Each of us was man enough, to
walk up and take it : and the little
brown hand which had been given', to
Jim '''' '1: -T -"s.-t-
: ".Then we had supper. There wasn't
mnpii otp.n- vet we all lived through
me so !. exclaimed the Judge. "Why.
t -r nanTioi irMtprdav. for SIvOM U
go to Mobile.!' - J, Wlll.
L"When is shegoing?" asked William,
nervously.. - -.h
1 "She's j
She'd be
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iBronen neaixeaaiiu wushcu
William hurried back to Judge McLean
in, Washington Th& Judge heard biB t
story.- - Daniel w eoster anu- uxx vy.
Calhoun were ia the Judged roonTiana
they both took a deep interct. v;'
- i"Let's raise the money and send -William
after her," said the generous Web
i"ile would be seized a dozen i times,
as! a fugitive." said -the - Judge, "and r
they'd sell him, too' ; : a f.--;yj i i :
44 1 hi oand TMvrkrivftte.secretarv.'f said ,
Mr. Webster, and so he did. v r ! r
There was no telegraph then, nor
cars, but the1 Secretary took the Poto-,
mac river boat, and with $1,200, .eon
tributed by William Jackson's fnends ;
Lshbwed Mr. Calhoun's letter, endorsed
by several Virginians,, rjougni neranu
wii v.4- Konir -4nihrn; - Webster.
through ? the. - introduction,
all theiparta. . It seemed funnier to her
than it did to us. . She .talked to South
Carolina about the beauties of the south
ern sky, and of ' the flowers and trees,
which eclipsed anything at the North.
To Nutmeg she praised New England,
and she had some favorite topic to 'dis
cuss with each of us. ' - '
,.;.'' Of course we were all in love with
her, but none dared to boast off having
received any sign . of. preference . from
the lady. .-We had all proposed to her
once, and some of us half a dozen times.
She just made light of it ; said We were
crazy, and didn't know what we were
about; but she' came to know after
a while that we did. : '
" There was open War. We all acted
like madmen, except - the judge ; he
would not answer any of our taunts ;
but was most pleasant to all.: h Yet he
grew to look real care-worn, and every
time he met any of. Us alone he would
and Judge McLean saw
the next week., .; rr . -: -!.
j i tHEIB BON EOBEET JACKSON. i. ; : ...j
I 'Bobert Jackson afterward waited on
Webster and Calhoun in their old age
at the old Indian Queen Hotel in Wash
ington, now. called, the.. Metropolitan,
where in ISaihe met - Mrs. Joseph C.
Lnther. a present habitue of Congress, .
I Hail, on her wedding tour. rs- Uri
T?-Krf tfi SwanseV. Massa-
it ; i but none of lus felt much hankering I chifsetts, instructed . him , and . a few ;
after weddings, since, I reckon." i : . 1 yearg afterward he made an engagement
ter he catered for those eccentric uache-
lorsin New York,' Mr. T. II. Faile,Mr. '
Edward Penfold,or Jlr. Bobert McCros-;
fevi! Onlv ;the; former j survives.! He .,
eaters for JeW" Yorkers in the winter
at 206 Waverley place. -Bobert has per
haps the , largest i acquaUitance, of, any t
one in Saratoga; . lie Knows oiq: -tresf-
dents and scions of royalty. IknbWs dis-,
tinguisned savanxs,. poeus. suiwaiucu.
and historians. He lives in a beautiful '
vinekilad cbttageon Washington street, -
in SaratogaV! where the guests of Con-
gress Hallfrequently .call upoii his wife,'- :
who is one of the neatest housekeepers .
in Saratoga;- - -
Samfoga Correspondence Of tne commercial
. ! . Advertiser.
'? The Remarkable Ancestry of a Sarato-
ever - so many times she wentf l tt tt, xxri w 'rhi-
m . . . m rw w. . mcM( t:i m i j mem m r jt miw sm - u w , ,
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I man Tvir wrmtn.t.inhi illo IS alwaVS RDO-
naraea jenny, a Vort ,-n th nlnral number. "Plu-'
. Soon after the birth rj,i,s Lives" iS a common exoresSioh'.' "
, the head: waiters Kf ,UW mnnv there were of him I ani '
M 'You can bet your life on that every I say e hoped Will would come soon.
time,' said Aunt iietty, and we were
all ready to split by that time,the judge
looked so dignified doing the ljonortf of
the occasion in such a manner, as he no
doubt thought. I
"He continued s 'This is Mr. Dan
dy;' I wish you could see the bowing
and scraping. By that time she had
taken in the drollery of the thing, and
when Dandy bowed so profoundly.
swept him a courtesy that lied to have
servant, from his black eyes, sswarthy 1""1tw,:c p
i i ii.. i r "Sfnnr nnd Will wpn sworn nllips
complexion, and jeiiy iocks,! pernaps , , "" "XZ . V '
something, too, in my manner, was we used to call them David and Jona-
stylod.'Senor.'....- : ; th"- . !. , . . . .
" Well.we were a good-natured set of She-smiled and asked, W Inch are
fellows, always making allowance for yu ' the first and only time
each otherls iKx-uliarities, and never m my hfe I did not know what to say.
u a w a a a. a a a a a a r m bjm m. a a a., v a a a m x W I
ny friction in the camp. Sompt
useil to think we joked 'Aunt Betty'
and 'Our Baby' rather unmercifully
but a word from our 'Judge? would
straighten us at once. -
If one was sick, vre tookf a turn
about in nursing and watching but the
Judge was one that knew just what to
do, and was always near to do it. Ten-
There was something like a snicker
from our company, but the judge had
no eyes or ears for any one but her; so
he kept on, and Iwith a wave of his
hand presented 'Our Baby.' The great
six footer looked for all the world as
though he would put jup lip and cry.
He talked to' us about keeping the
peace, and appealed to our honor as
men and our love for our old comrade.
Kate herself had quite a little talk with
each one. I don't know how she man
aged it, but she left the impression up
on us all that we were most likely to
be accepted if we behaved ourselves
and kept quiet ; but 'twas no go we
could not.
"One evening j she refused to sit
down with us to the table, and so little
was eaten. She walked up. and down
the room, and then
'I am going off 1
but must go away
bearable, i cannot meet one 01 you
but I am importuned to marry you;
Don't you know, gentlemen, I cannot
marry you all, and if I choose to show
one bit of pleasure in the society of any
one,- the rest are all angry. Now I
ask you what shall I do? I wish you
would drop all this nonsense and be-
.' fyoun Helped Jprn Jackson to a Wfe,
Year after year .Robert Jackson lias
beeM the second waiter at the : (irand
Union : ,. but the careless f crowds that
frequent the mammoth hostelry have
not known that through his veins cour
sesjthe proudest! Virginia blood, j
Robert is a small, Well-made quad
roon, fashioned! perhaps. :iri about the
sdtme mould as, Stephen A. Douglas,for
hisi head closely j resembles that of the
Little Giant. His grandfather was Gen
Harrv Lee. of Revolutionary light-
horse -cavalry fame, and ' his mother
was a slave woman
maid of Mrs Lee
of William Jackson
father, Jenny was sold to Col. Stewart,
of Frederick cointy, Maryland. , The
boy William showed extraordinary in
telligence,' and became a pet to his mas
ter, and on the) death of 'Col. .Stewart
found himself free by a clause inf the
will. I William jjvyent immediately to
Washington, where he had been many
tiiries with his master. There he met
John McLean, Postmaster-General un
der IMartin VanlJuren, and a friend of
his old master. Jf udge McLean appoin
ted him a messenger in the Post Office.
Department at afsalary of $600 per an
num, j
While a messenger in the Post Office
Department, William. Jackson met a
beautiful long-hjaired " octoroom, the
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Pliitarch I only know of this gentler.
said, emphatically, swve ui um juue joiiuoujwari,oiijiu-
don't know Where I i"ore. iiib siap gin s uauie was xw-
this is 2-ettin un-1 chel.and she came to attend Miss Stew-
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have yourselves. Why won't you?
"She looked from one to another,
A little girl came into my house one
day, and some apple parings lay on a
plate on the table. After sitting awhile
she said: , , ,
"I smell apples!"
" Yes," I replied, "I guess you smell
those apple paring? on tho plate."
" No ! no !" said she, "Tain't them
I smell ; I smell whole apples!"
i A learned counsel once said to a wit
ness,'" Sir, did I understand you to say
that you saw the defendant strike the
plaintifIT' "il know not what you
may have uUderstood," said the wit
ness, " but if ray eyes served me pro-
lerly, I certainly did witness a manceu-
derand patient as a woman,! we all
honored him, and held him a little
higher in our estimation than we did
any oho else in. the camp. " I
! JI forgot to tell you that a month be
fore, and when 'Dandy', and 'Aunt Bet
ty', were not of our number, wej had in
their place Will Browning, who was
equal to two men, any day. "Good to
Work and good to play, as smart as
need le, and true to the core, jl think
most any of us would have been glad
to have gone with Will over the moun
tains, but he said 'No, stay where you
are, boys ; you are doing well, and if I
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iiiiu auyiiiiiig ueiier, j. win icl you
know at once. Then come all hands of
you, and it will be a jolly time when
we get together again.' j - j
"ou know it wasn't the pleasantest
traveling in the world to get
two years ago.
-"v e hadn't heard a word from Will,
though he had been gone for ! a. long
time. Several letters had come for him,
but of course we couldn't forward them ,
having no idea of his whereabouts, and
-ww had come to conclusion thathe
would walk in upon us sOme time dead
broke and cured of his roving disposi
tion. We had finished work one day,
and supped off three B's, as we called
our beans and bacon and bread ; the ta
ble stood just Where we had left it. for
1 ftf -ViVi W,r.,nVlnM, twtl" 5 know that minersUre not very fas
yre that would warrant such a desenp- filliftns in thoir nnf ions : xVo Ri
'.' ting on a long bench wiiich reached
across the end of our rude cabin, talk
ing over our day's work, and specula
on what the boys were doing over to
until Miss Browning said, 'How do you and finally asked Jack, Come, you own
do, dear Can he, talk'' and then he
blurted out, 'My nameis Otis Allen.'
"Jack got the start of them, and step
ping in front of them, said in tragic
tones, 'Jack the Wicked,-known all
over the Pacific coast for my diaboli
cal acts and let me assist our friend
this is the judge, jwho is a terror to all
evil doers, and the protector of distress
ed innocence, whenever they have the
good fortune to fall into his hands.'
" 'Yes,' said the judge, with the most
impurturbable gravity, ' you
know us all, and must consider us your
obedient servants.'
"She laughed a low, rippling laugh,
and said, ' Yes, I am sure I know you
all. now,7 I should like to shake
hands all around, I it would give me a
sort of a home feeling, and you would
to being wicked, and you. have been
an awful tease; won't '-you reform,
and then all the rest will?"
"Aunt juetty said: you care
for any of us, make it known ; and
then the rest shall behave, or there
will be a row." ' 1 ! '
" That's just it you will fight any
way, you are getting i so savage. In
being lovers I am afraid ou have for
gotten to be gentlemen."
" Wasn't that a stinger for us ? But
we didn't feel it then as we have since.
We all promised not to say a word af
ter her decision was made known to
us. Each one may have been elated,
thinking he was likely to be chosen.
"She sat down and put her face on
her arm, but it was only for a moment.
Then she said: "I shall ask for two
art' one of the fiashionable Baltimore
belles, at one of President Van Buren's
receptions. William. lost his heart with
the dusky maid, and soon went to Bal
timore to get Ju4ge Stewart, who own
ed per, to consent to their marriage.
' "No sir," said the Judge indignantly,
"Rachel is a slayje,-and she must marry
a slave. If she marries a free nigger
she will be runnihg away herself; and,
besides, don't know when l may want
to sell her teTthe New Orleans traders."
men can never marry nerr"
"Never, until J somebody buj her
from me," replied the Judge.
Rachel was sent to the Frederick
county farm,and1thither William went
in the night to hold a consultation with
her. First it was resolved to run away.
But there was no chance of success. The
Fugitive Slave Law was in effect ; pass
es were required jby the .slaves on the
plantation, and to run awav was surelv
to be caught,returned,andthen a dread
ful whipping followed.
"W hat can we do?" sobbed
"I know," replied William,
buy you myself."!
"But you havejno money."
"I will
but how many
not prepared to say. I ; . ,U
I General Duke of Wellington An bf
ficer 6f the British army. ' Mr. Long
fellow makes honorable mention of him
as th6 "Warden of the Cinque Ports."
Cinque means five, and he was the pro
tector of five principal points, usually
denominated Five Points. He lived
to a ripe old age and died. , ... 1 L!
! Jul jus Caesar Son of old man Caesar.,
He was born at Rome in his infancy,
and upon" arriving at the state of man
hood became 1 a Roman. He was a
fighter and a warrior of some note. His
friend Brutus one morning asked him
how rpany eggs he had eaten for break
fast, and he replied "JEJm Brute " His
friend; became enraged at being called j
a brute, and stabbed Caesar quite dead. J
Mahomet Author of the Koran, an '
exciting romance, which he Wrote in
the Mammoth Cave at Mecca. He was
the author of a religious creed, with
which he stuffed Turkey, J and tried to
get up, a broil in Greece, but failed.
Many of his early followers suffered
great persecutions. Some of them were
burnt j at the stake, j He had: three
temples one at' Mecca and one on each '.
side of his head. (; . . : i . ; ,
Guy FawkesA warm-hearted, im- .
pulsiv0 Englishman, who believed the
x aLiimiiKiu, luu guou mr uus eann, ana
devised an expeditious method of ele-.
vating the members to a better sphere.
He was interrupted in his good Inten
tions, but for which circumstance he
would J doubtless, have made a great
noise in the world. He Was executed' '
for his disinterested benevolence, and
was subsequently burnt in a place called
Effigy. - . .. :. . . j .
Bonaparte 1. A harem-scarem sort
of a fellow, who occupied a position of
considerable responsibility in. the
French, nation. I The impression went
abroad, that he was ambitious, which
damaged his reputation materially. He
gained ,tbe respect and admiration of
the French nation because, happily, he
was not a Frenchman. When asked if
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around feel better acquainted with me,I guess.' days to think of it. JS ext Sunday there
" She began with the judge, and he will .be a wedding here,' and a supper
lookedj while he held her hand, as aiterward, which we will help to pre-
i A bishop iKirned "with the desire to
become acardinaL He envied the good
health-of his treasurer, and said, " How
do you manage to be always well,
while I am always ill ?" The treasurer
answered, 44 My lord, the reason is,
that you have always a hat in your
head, and I have always my head in
a hat." V
A Jew joking . with a Christian,
struck- him on the -cheek, and said.
.".Now turn the other, as your gospel
commands." But the Christian gave
littn a lnil-kl-iw IMir Trt -Irl
jspcl." "Ay,"
ut it' is in the
comment." . ' ? Curse the ' comment,"
"This is not in the
"it is harder than th
said the
At one of the "labor. Conventions"
held in Washington during the strike,
a contractor made a . speech exhorting
his hearers to 'work in the interests of
harmony and peace." AVhereupon an
able-bodied striker sprang to his feet
with the exclamation, "Yes. sah ! dat's
what we want; hominy and peas I but
who can get It wid a
a day!'; ,. ;.
dollar an' a half
the left side or us, when an at once a
young woman stood right in our cabin
door. ' '''; ' i
"Now, a woman in those days was a
curiosity among hoicks here among the
hills, and there were men in our camp
who hadn't set eyes on one for better
than" two years. She stood .still, just
looking at us. I don't know What the
rest thought, but Aunt Betty said af
terward, 'that it seemed like a warnin'.
to some of us,' and he was wondering
whose time had come.. The judge sat
on the edge of the bench, and he arose
and took off his hat. . One after another
following his example slowly, each one
getting up in turn and taking off his
hat. i i
"We must have looked "comical,- for
we all had on woolen shirts, oursleeves waited upon her.
were rolled up, and our collars turned
back. Our pants were tied about our
waists, and tucked in no very careful
manner into our rubber boot-legs Add
to our costume eight faces unshaven
and unshorn for weeks, and you catch
some idea of our general appearance.
though he had been translated.
"She's got an awful lot of magnetism
about her, I tell you ; my arm and
hand thrill now when I think of that
first hand-clasp. We hadn't a chair in
the cabin, but we Igave her our best
three-legged stool i . She took off. her
jaunty hat and sack, and each one
sprang to take them. She didn't seem
to notice us, but left them lying in her
lap. She told us that she had some
baggage a little way from our house ;
she had left it there so as to walk in
upon Will unannounced, and instead
of finding her dear old Will, she had
stumbled upon such a lot of friends.
good to eat ?' and j she glanced at the
table -with its dirty dishes a fid tho
scanty remains of our supper.
" That table was cleared off in a jiffy ;
a plate was washed, and a can of chick
en opened. Aunt Betty made a cup of
tea, and another stirred up some flap
jacks, and another of us thought to
scour a knife and fork by running them.
into the ground several times. Oh,
they were lively times for a few min
utes, .you'd better believe. Only the
judge he never nloved, but looked at
her. She did not seem to notice him,
but watched our operations with great
" While she atej-and the quaintness
of our surroundings did not , affect her
apjjetite we all stood around and
x guess never a uay
while she lived with us, but what she
laughed about her first meal there.
44 We partitioned her off a bed-room
in one corner, by putting up some
blankets, and all i but the judge and
Aunt Betty went, into the storehouse
to sleep.
pare. , it any one speaks to me on the
subject between this time and that, his
doom is sealed." ,
".There was an oldish man over at
the next cabin, who seemed to have a
fatherly care over Kate. And I might
as well say here, that all of the thirty
who were unmarried, had offered them
selves to hor and been refused.
" Well, Kate and old man Howe had
a long talk together, and then he went
off and did not get back till Sunday,
and he brought a minister with him.
There was somekind of service in the
afternoon out under the trees, but none
of us paid much attention. Our eyes
were all for Kate, and she was crying
softly all the time. Wnen it was
over, she took the preachers arm and
talked with him -some time. Then
she went into our cabin, and we all
followed. Mean, wasn't it? But we
did not see it in that light then!
"The man took the Bible from his
pocket, and said : 'This lady informs
me that you have -promised to abide
quietly by her decision, and dwell in
peace and harmony together. , For her
sake you will not object to come here,
one by one, and take an oath which I
shall dictate. It is that you reiterate.
your promise with a hand on this sa
cred book."
"We advanced and received it as
solemnly as though it was to be the
last of our lives. Then he, told us that
Miss Browning was very much attach
ed to us all, but of course could not
marry but one, and we must bear our
disappointment like men.
" She went and stood beside him. I
thought she would faint, but she did
not. We all arose when the minister
said, 'Let us pray.' When he was
"i can work ana earn it," replied the he thought he could govern France,' he
determined lovert replied, "Of Corsican." I The close of
"How, much Will you take forRa- his life iwas not as bright , ifa win.
"Stewart the
chel ?" he askedof Judge
iif-vt nay.
"Well, a thousand dollars will buy
her," replied the hard-hearted Judge.
William went to work every cent
was saved, he evn going on fopt into
Frederick county! by night" to see Ra
chel, where they held solemn consulta
tions and hoped only for the time when
he could buy her and own her and make
her his Wife. i
Think of thati
ningj but there was some of it in a nar
row compass. . j
Peierj the Hermit Peter was princi
pally notorious for stirring up a little
difficulty between the Christians and
the M6hanrmedans, which extended
over a period of thirty years, resulting
in numerous excursions by land and
water, under the fascinating title of the
Crusadesj The Hermit was an itiner
ant lecturer. nnH norl V,a s
mercenary beau " u"r
heartless' fortune hunters nfP,' rL"" ""vc ma aiteUTlOn tO
auu iiieu . uiiiiK oc paying your last cent
for the love of a woman.
Two years rolled around, Sand nine
hundred dollars gjaddened the sight of
William Jackson j Christmas came.
"What shall I give you for Christmas
this year,1 William?" asked j the good
Crusades himwi nnf
author of .the creed they were intended
Marriages in Spain Marriages
mSpam are arranged by the parties
most concerned, and no fortune is nec-
imwrawju; in ineir lOVft MfTaira
"Anything, Mri Secretary." i
"But what would you like most?"
Mnen wiinam told
a larere nronertv
and Rachel's
thestorv of his
troubles how he was
afraid she would he sold, how he loved
her dearly, and how he lacked still a
hundred dollars to buy her.
lhe old fostmaster-General took off
nis specs, wiped his eyes.then put them
on again. Then he fumbled in his pock
ets. "Five ten-4twenty thirty," he
counted, and then he handed William
a hundred dollarsj
Too happy to lite, "William started The Ecto-
ior judge Stewart's.
"Here, Master John," said he, with
his eyes all aglow with joy, "here is the
thousand dollars Inow I Want Rachel "
'TVf XT Ctnsl f lirt FiSnw. - Jl m
Ajr v4vit vtauxaxu yuu uoiit ten
cases Where there
matches are sometimes made up bV.
parents between an uncle and niece.
...vvvv uciug w secure me money
to . the latter. But the I evil of such
unions is sq visible that they are look
ed upon with disfavor, and people
question the right of the Chuffto
grant dispensations under such circum
stances. In the South of Spain it is
thecustojn for courtships to go on for a
number of years, the parents leaving
the ypung people at liberty to wntin-
ue ori to! break nfT tho On ran x
What is
fisherman and a lyS.Se
baits his hook, nnri tho i "ilin.e
. ' vmci llitltAi ins

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